Motivational interviewing and oral health education: Experiences from a sample of elderly individuals in North and Northeast Philadelphia.

What’s the role of motivational interviewing in patient education? Are the two separate entities or do they overlap? My view is that patient education can be provided in a MI-consistent fashion, which in turn improves the self-efficacy and happiness of patients who are able to make behavior changes. This study does a really nice job of looking at these questions.